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Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Charlottesville fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Charlottesville peaked in April 2020 at 10.4% and is now 7.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Charlottesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Virginia 3.0% 0.0 -1.3
Charlottesville 2.6% 0.0 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Charlottesville, Virginia, National

Charlottesville, Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Charlottesville peaked in April 2020 at 12,326. There are now 9,242 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Charlottesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Charlottesville, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Charlottesville 3,084 -50 -1,300

Number of Unemployed Persons

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.6% 3,084
March
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.6% 3,134
February
2022
3.8% 3.2% 2.7% 3,275
January
2022
4.0% 3.3% 2.9% 3,395
December
2021
3.9% 3.3% 3.0% 3,484
November
2021
4.2% 3.3% 3.0% 3,475
October
2021
4.6% 3.4% 3.0% 3,503
September
2021
4.7% 3.4% 3.1% 3,631
August
2021
5.2% 3.6% 3.2% 3,793
July
2021
5.4% 3.8% 3.4% 3,961
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 3.5% 4,113

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.